Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.02 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 11
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 3
100 percent electric 2
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:

A brief description of the institution’s efforts to support alternative fuel and power technology in its motorized fleet:

Cornell University along with Tompkins County has received a grant to create an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan for the local area from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This will have an impact at Cornell University as well as in Tompkins County.

In 2015, Cornell University installed four (4) additional Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. In addition, Cornell was the first university to achieve a Green Certified Garage from the Green Parking Council for the Forest Home Garage in 2015.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The updated data submitted in January 2016 reflects a better count as far as the amount of vehicles owned by Cornell University as a whole, but is still not accurate. Gary Cremeens from Cornell Transportation is developing a project in 2016 to more accurately develop a working database in conjunction with Agile Fleet Commander (what Cornell uses to manages vehicles) for to account for fuel type and if the vehicle is still operated by Cornell. There has been no change from 2014 to 2015 as far as hybrid and plugin vehicles.

----- Data below submitted in 2014 or 2015-----
This data is only for vehicles owned by Cornell Fleet Services. Currently, we do not have information for all university-owned vehicles. We are working on collecting this data into our fleet management system. Cornell University owns approximately 1,300 vehicles and only about 12% are Cornell fleet vehicles.

This year (2014) Cornell Fleet Services replaced a few mid-sized sedans and subcompacts with 13 Toyota Camrys and 8 Toyota Corollas with Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) rating, which reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) by 25% compared to the emissions of the vehicles we are replacing. This fleet replacement also resulted in a 15% increase in the miles per gallon used.

This equates to a reduction in GHG of about 14% for all the vehicles being offered by Fleet Services.

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